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Another big bucks company.... I assume everyone has seen the commercials for the new video console Wii, where the 2 oriental men go out and challenge people to play. Anyways there are 2 controls, and it shows them playing ping pong with the controlers, and the system is so advanced the controlers are like actual ping pong paddles, and their are two of them. This got me to thinking, Someone could make a flyfishing game with this. You could work on your casting, they could have the "actions" of their various rods, they could have tutorials on how not to get tailing loops, tutorials on spey casts, and while actual fishing wouldnt be much fun, having a stream with a hatch and having to pick a fly and set the hook on a rising fish would be preety fun. This sounds like something Sage in conjunction with AFFTA could get in on.
 

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Someone is spending too much time online. Suggest a trip to the river.:D
 

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While I do not think the idea is super crazy I just do not see it happening due to some limitations with the technology. A big part of spey casting is feel and with the Wii controllers you would never be able to duplicate that feeling of load in the hands.

Could be a fun game on rainy days though!

-sean
 

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Someone needs a trip to the river before they go blind:D

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Technology...

While I do not think the idea is super crazy I just do not see it happening due to some limitations with the technology. A big part of spey casting is feel and with the Wii controllers you would never be able to duplicate that feeling of load in the hands.

Could be a fun game on rainy days though!

-sean
...never stays still.

I saw some years ago a demo of a fairly convincing 'electronic' fish fighting machine - you are connected to it via a rod & braided line, and you are supposed to get the feel of the fight -...

But that was on a 'bass bug' rod, and NOT casting.

I'd not be surprised if the Japanese were not already working on a 'casting feel' machine. :whoa:

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Well maybe, just maybe, it's not all that far off. Sage (whom-ever) already has a machine that hooks up to a fly rod and it will tell you everything 'wrong' with your casting stroke.

If memory serves, I think Mark B's got on in his shop out in Welches; gather it (the machine) can be rather deflating to one's ego.:eek:
 
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